IRVING, Texas, June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (Nasdaq:AAL), now offers new hire pilots a $15,000 bonus when they join the company.
“I’m pleased to announce that today Envoy increased our signing bonus to $15,000,” said Captain Ric Wilson, Vice President Flight Operations. “Combined with our outstanding benefits, privileges and career opportunities, there is no better place to start than Envoy if you’re looking for a life-long career as a commercial airline pilot.”
Through its industry-leading flow-through agreement with American Airlines, Envoy offers pilots a guaranteed path to American Airlines without having to interview again – or compete with the thousands of pilots who apply to American every year. Envoy pilots currently make up half of every American Airlines new hire class – in fact, nearly two thirds of American new hires since 2010 started their career at Envoy.
“We project that a pilot hired at Envoy today will upgrade to Envoy Captain in two and a half years,” added Wilson. “And with our flow-through program to the mainline, he or she can enter training at American Airlines in less than six years from hire.
“This substantial signing bonus, coupled with a growing fleet of 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft, shared bases with American in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago and a generous commuting policy, provides our pilots with an outstanding quality of life and solid career progression.”
Envoy Air Inc. operates about 180 aircraft on about 800 daily flights to more than 150 destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company’s more than 14,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and ground handling services for many American Airlines Group flights. The company was founded in 1998 as American Eagle Airlines, Inc., following the merger of several smaller regional carriers to create one of the largest regional airlines in the world. Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago and large ground handling operations in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Envoy is currently taking delivery of its new fleet of 40 spacious Embraer 175 aircraft, with options for up to 90 more.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
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